Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointment of a Democratic senator to the Iowa Utilities Board will give Iowa Republicans a shot to knock Democrats from their one-seat majority in the Senate before the next legislative session begins in January
The seat being vacated by Sen. Swati Dandekar of Marion is in a district that has more Republican registered voters than Democrats.
If Republicans win a special election set for November to fill the seat, the 50-member Senate will be evenly split between the two parties.
That would give the GOP a far better chance to push ahead on a handful of issues that have previously been blocked in the Senate...
Including, of course, allowing the people to vote on marriage, like North Carolina and Minnesota are doing.